During the coronavirus pandemic, students are now learning at home. Social distancing is a new and unwelcome reality, but with the same technology that many schools are using for home study, Odds Bodkin now offers his middle school and high school storytelling concerts live from his New Hampshire studio.
Contact us to book a show. Choose a date and time and let your school community know about the special event. Many of Odds Bodkin’s programs (see below) are available in shortened 30-40 minute formats. We administer the Zoom gathering for you.
Every student now has a front row seat in the safety and comfort of their home!
Middle and High School audiences, some of the most challenging, respond strongly to Odds Bodkin’s brand of story performance.
“In a nutshell, he visited in the depths of winter and transformed the school, holding 500 adolescents spellbound for an hour each day.”–Rev. Michael Spencer, Head of Humanities Department, The Taft School
“I assured teachers that one of your gifts was to grab an audience and hold it in the palm of your hand. The entire audience of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders sat spellbound for the three days of the performance.”–Dan Schauben-Fuerst, Curriculum Director
“In eight and a half years at Madeira, I can’t remember any visiting speaker or performance artist who provoked such an enthusiastic response as you.”–Sandra Bernstein, Head of the English Department, The Madeira School
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST
A 60-70 minute Assembly Performance of Part I of The Odyssey.
THE ODYSSEY: AN EPIC TELLING (appx. 4 hours) performed over 3 days
(two 45-minute performances each day) in a residency visit with mythology workshops.
Inquire for details.
THE ILIAD: BOOK I (high school, university and adult)
A 60 minute Assembly Performance of Book I of Homer’s The Iliad in storytelling fashion. View quick highlights of an Iliad performance here:
YOUNG HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY BULLY
Odds Bodkin’s Myth of Hercules performed in a 50-minute version with a 10-minute Q&A followup.
RUGGED TALES OF COMPASSION
Yudisthira at Kailasa’s Gate: A Hindu Tale from The Mahabharata
The Boys and the Frogs: An Aesop’s Fable
1 hour including Q&A followup.
SPECIAL PROGRAM: ThinAirMusic©
For schools with iPads with Garage Band software, students learn to create digital music and sound effects to score a story. A 3-day residency program. Watch the video below:
SPECIAL PROGRAM: StoryScience
How far have we come in knowing about the Earth? This program combines a spoken story with music––Fall of the Titans (Hesiod’s Theogony)––with a multimedia follow-up presentation about modern Earth science. Special attention is paid to the dynamics of climate change.
Watch a video about StoryScience: